Dateline Rice for Feb. 4, 2013 (Weekend Edition)

FEATURED ITEM

Amid spaceflight anniversaries, where NASA is going is in question
Leroy Chiao, lecturer in mechanical engineering and materials science, is quoted in a front-page article about the future of NASA. A panel on space policy held at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/URP7yv

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

BBC Radio
Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, appeared on BBC Radio to discuss Syria and the reported Israeli strikes on Syrian military targets. A link to this broadcast is not available.

Introducing the I-slate
Krishna Palem, the Ken and Audrey Kennedy Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, is interviewed about the importance of the I-slate educational tablet.
International Indian
http://www.theinternationalindian.com/current_issue_flash.html#/88/

15 quirky stories that make the Super Bowl more interesting
An article about quirky Super Bowl stories notes research by Katherine Ensor, professor and chair of statistics, about the odds of coaching against one’s own brother at the Super Bowl. A separate article mentions Ensor’s research.
Yahoo.com
http://yhoo.it/14xm1Yh
The Harbaughs vs. the Mannings
SBNation.com
http://bit.ly/XYmInV

Oil is America’s motive for war
Research by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is cited in an op-ed about oil and U.S. foreign policy.
Kiev.ua
http://bit.ly/URYC0G

Republican group says nine million to 50 million illegal immigrants live in United States
An article about a statement made by the Texas Federation of Republican Women mentions Joan Neuhaus Schaan, a former terrorism fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Politifact.com
http://bit.ly/11pX8Pu

Colleges often have icons with flaws
An article about colleges that have icons with troubling biographies mentions that Rice founder William Marsh Rice owned slaves.
Chicago Tribune
http://bit.ly/WLTbxU

HOUSTON/TEXAS

New blow to cancer center is at budget
A front-page story reports on the financial challenges facing MD Anderson Cancer Center. Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics, is quoted. Ho also appeared on KPRC-TV’s "Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall" to discuss the Affordable Care Act.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/WpDb8g
KPRC-TV
http://bit.ly/14Mdim5
Affordable Care Act, ReelAbilities
Click2Houston.com
http://bit.ly/11BrmPy

Is there a win-win for Perry-Abbott?
Gov. Rick Perry says Attorney General Greg Abbott promised not to run against him if he seeks re-election, but there’s speculation about a way that both could win. Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor and chair of political science and fellow in political science at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. Jones is also quoted in an article about the Texas legislative session.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and the Greenwich Time.)
http://bit.ly/WLRrEJ
Immigration bills dwindle at Texas Legislature
Austin American-Statesman
http://bit.ly/12lYHy7

Confessions of a liberal gun owner in Texas
Justin Cronin, distinguished faculty fellow in English, authored this commentary about gun control.
Houston Chronicle
http://news.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/HCCroninGun.jpg

School finance fix is a long time coming
Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is quoted in an article about the Texas school funding lawsuit.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
http://bit.ly/TzjWZu

Houston: Larry McMurtry’s Paris
A news brief discusses alumnus Larry McMurtry’s ’60 recent Texas Monthly op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the Star section.)
http://bit.ly/WLXyco

Brigance serves as Ravens’ source of strength
An article features alumnus O.J. Brigance ’92 for his struggle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/12gZAYP

Symphony celebrates anniversary with ‘three score’ event
Brinton Averil Smith, associate professor of cello; Frank Huang, artist teacher of violin; and Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, will perform with the Symphony of Southeast Texas Feb. 23.
Orange Leader
http://bit.ly/WG8NTq

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

ABC Radio (Australia)
Peter Hotez, a fellow in disease and poverty at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses "neglected tropical diseases."
http://bit.ly/VEVMyE

KTRK-TV
Tony Payan, scholar for immigration studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, appeared on KTRK-TV to discuss immigration reform.
http://bit.ly/WpNRDO

KPFT-FM
Nathan Jones, the Alfred C. Glassell III Postdoctoral Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses marijuana prohibition.
http://www.drugtruth.net/cms/audio/download/4215/FDBCB_020313.mp3

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Rice University Art Gallery opens exhibition by Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg
An article discusses artist Gunilla Klingberg’s Rice University Art Gallery installation.
ArtDaily.org
http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_new=60527&int_sec=2#.UQ_Ln_LJ86s

MIT researchers propose practical compressed sensing
Rice is mentioned in an article about compressed sensing research at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology.
CrazyEngineers.com
http://bit.ly/WJKG9G

Nokia starts development of world’s strongest material
Rice is mentioned in an article about graphene research conducted by Nokia.
iTechPost.com
http://bit.ly/TmNOIn

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Cataclysms on the Columbia
Brandon Dugan, associate professor of Earth science, will speak at Southwest Oregon Community College May 18.
Coos Bay World (Ore.)
http://bit.ly/VA3qKO

On anniversary of Columbia disaster, America should redouble space effort
President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice is cited in an article about the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia disaster.
RedAndBlack.com
http://bit.ly/URQzAZ

Bending Cleveland to cosmopolitanism
Alumnus Ari Maron ’00 is profiled for his life and career.
Cleveland Jewish News
http://bit.ly/WmjYCs

Underwater Hatteras photos recall Wilmington shipbuilding industry
Rice is mentioned in a column about Delaware’s celebration of the history of the Christina River.
Wilmington News Journal (Del.)
http://delonline.us/XadE0q

JSerra international students to compete in Stanford Math Tournament
Rice is mentioned in an article about participants in the Stanford Math Tournament.
Patch.com
http://bit.ly/WLZe5t

SPORTS

East Carolina takes advantage of mismatch in middle against Rice
Articles recap a men’s basketball game between Rice and East Carolina University.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/11kuLmE
East Carolina 79, Rice 63
CBSSports.com (Coverage of this game also appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Charlotte Observer and nearly 20 other media outlets.)
http://cbsprt.co/VGqiEU

Women’s basketball down Rice 64-60
An article recaps a women’s basketball game between Rice and the University of Memphis.
DailyHelmsman.com (A similar article also appeared on UltimateKaty.com.)
http://bit.ly/WZBxYG

Minnesota Lynx re-sign Jessica Adair
An article about the Minnesota Lynx women’s basketball team mentions Taj McWilliams-Franklin and notes that she is serving as assistant women’s basketball coach at Rice.
Twin Cities Pioneer Press (Minn.)
http://bit.ly/VtkpsG

Texas Longhorn legend sold investors bum steer
An article reporting that former New Orleans Saints football player Russell Allen Erxleben was arrested and charged with running a $2 million Ponzi scheme mentions that he set the record for the longest field goal in NCAA history in a game against Rice.
InvestmentNews.com (registration required)
http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20130201/FREE/130209996

Pitching a priority for Highlanders
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Woodlands High School baseball team.
Woodlands Villager (Texas)
http://bit.ly/W8SzUv

Cole Thomas signs with Rice University
A Cinco Ranch High School student-athlete has signed to play at Rice.
Katy News
http://bit.ly/VLzKqH

Rice football recruiting: Offensive lineman Kenneth Thompson
Articles discuss possible Rice Owls football recruits.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/XiXKip
Rice football recruiting: Offensive lineman Peter Godber
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/WLQnki

Greenwich’s Sean Obi breaks 1,000-point mark
Rice is mentioned in an article about a Greens Farms Academy student-athlete.
Patch.com
http://bit.ly/WLYEor

About Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin is a news assistant in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs. Patrick is responsible for production of the daily newsletter Dateline Rice and maintaining databases of metrics of mentions of Rice in the news media.